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P4 » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 12°C | MIN 8°C YESTERDAY MAX 16°C | MIN 8°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5.41 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 7:20 AM » WEDNESDAY | 11 JANUARY 2023 | JALANDHAR Golden girl Mallika to get National Youth Award AvneetKaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January10 Mallika Handa, a city-based speech and hearing-impaired chess champion, who has won several medals in the national and international championships, has added another feather to her cap as she has been selected by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for the National Youth Awards 2019-20. Mallika will receive the award on January 16 at Hubballi in Karnataka. She is one of the 19 youngsters, who have been selected for the award from across the country. The award is being presented to these youngsters for their outstanding services to the community and achieving great heights in their respective fields. Renu Handa, mother of Mallika, speaking to the Jalandhar Tribune, said, “It is a proud moment for me as it’s the second time my daughter is receiving a national-level award.” She said she had earlier received the National Disability Award in 2019 from the Central Government in the best sportsperson with disability category. Divulging details of her daughter’s achievement, she said her daughter was the first Indian girl to win gold in the International Deaf and Dumb Chess Championship. BAG FULL OF MEDALS ■ City-based Mallika Handa is the first Indian girl to win gold in the International Deaf and Dumb Chess Championship ■ She is an eight-time gold medallist of the National Chess Championship for the Deaf. She has also won a silver medal in the International Chess Committee of the Deaf IGNORED BY STATE GOVERNMENT ❝ With 90 per cent hearing disability, my daughter has won many national and international championships in chess. It is really disappointing that the state government is paying no attention towards her. Renu Handa, MALLIKA’S MOTHER ❞ Besides, she was an eight-time gold medallist of the National Chess Championship for the Deaf and had won a silver medal in the International Chess Committee of the Deaf (ICCD) worldwide World Deaf Blitz Chess Championship. She said while the Centre had always honoured Mallika for her achievements, the state government continued to ignore her. “I have been repeatedly requesting the officials of Punjab Sports Department to give my daughter a respectable job, but to no avail. Former CM Charanjit Singh Channi promised that Mallika would be given a government job and asked us to submit her documents, Spl meeting on LED ‘scam’ tomorrow No action despite findings of panel: Councillors Tribune News Service Senior officials appear before the National Commission for Scheduled Castes Chairman Vijay Sampla in Delhi. TRIBUNE PHOTO Rehabilitate Latifpura families, submitreport by March 7: SC panel Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 10 On the issue of demolition of houses at Latifpura a month ago, senior officers of the Punjab Government on Tuesday appeared before the National Commission for Scheduled Castes in New Delhi to show the relevant documents. Commission Chairman Vijay Sampla, upon his recent visit to the area, had summoned the officials to his office in New Delhi. The officers — Principal Secretary, Local Government, Vivek Pratap Singh; Commissioner of Police Dr S Boopathi; Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh; Deputy Commissioner of Police Jagmohan Singh; and several other officials from Jalandhar Improvement Trust — showed the requisite record to the Commission. Sampla got details related to demolition and the documents of the land in controversy. The Commission also SECY LOCAL BODIES, DC, POLICE COMMISSIONER APPEAR BEFORE PANEL inquired about the rehabilitation of the families, whose houses were demolished. On the queries put forth by the Commission, detailed information was provided encompassing all the issues related to the Latifpura. The officials of Improvement Trust also informed the Commission that the Trust had already offered 2 BHK flats to such families. It was also informed to the Commission that the Local Government Department had formed a committee under the Deputy Commissioner to scrutinise the claims of those demanding rehabilitation. The Commission has asked the officials to make requisite arrangements for rehabilitating the families and submit the detailed report to it by March 7. Jalandhar, January 10 A special meeting has been scheduled for January 12 at the MC complex to discuss the alleged LED scam that still has not got resolved. In the recently held General House meeting, councillors took a jibe at Mayor Jagdish Raja, saying what he had done to give punishment to those who were found guilty in the alleged LED scam. “Tusi sirf baakiya nu dikhaan vaaste committee bana li, asi dass vi ditta ki scam hai, usto baad kitta ki tusi (You formed the committee just to show others that you really wanted action; we ‘EXTRA’ MONEY PAID TO FIRM CONCERNED Members privy to committee meetings had claimed that the company involved in the LED project was allegedly given an ‘extra’ amount of ~7.5 crore. They further said MC officials had not been working according to the agreement. exposed a scam, but what did you do? Nothing!” this is what Shamsher Khehra, a councillor, had said to the Mayor during the meeting. A committee was constituted by Raja around seven months ago to probe the alleged scam in the LED project. The committee members held a meeting with MC officials who supervised the project and asked several questions from them. Members privy to the meetings had claimed that the company involved in the LED project was allegedly given an ‘extra’ amount of Rs 7.5 crore. They further said MC officials had not been working according to the agreement. A member of the committee questioned why action was not being taken despite the committee submitting its report. After listening to every complaint, the Mayor decided to hold a meeting on January 12 just to talk about the important issue. Cash snatched from employee of gas agency Work at govt offices hit for second day Our Correspondent Our Correspondent Phagwara, January 10 Two Maruti Swift car-borne unidentified miscreants snatched Rs 42,000 from a gas agency employee near Saprod village on Monday. The victim, Suresh Kumar, told the police that he was returning to Phagwara city after supplying cooking gas at a private university when the robbers posing as policemenstopped him and on the pretext of searching him, took the cash and fled. The police have registered a case. PHAGWARA, JANUARY 10 Work in most government offices in Phagwara, Phillaur, Banga, Nakodar and Shahkot subdivisions, and Nurmahal sub-tehsil remained paralysed for the second day on Tuesday. The revenue officers and the ministerial services unions have decided to support the strike by Punjab Civil Service (PCS) officers who are on a mass casual leave in protest against the alleged illegal arrest of a colleague in Ludhiana by the Vigilance Bureau. PCS OFFICERS ARE ON MASS LEAVE AGAINST ARREST OF COLLEAGUE however, nothing happened after that”, she added. She further said all her daughter had achieved so far was on her own and the state government had never given any scholarship or financial aid to her. “With 90 per cent hearing disability, my daughter has won many national and international championships in chess. It is really disappointing that the state government is paying no attention towards her achievement and the honour she brought for Punjab,” Renu Handa said, adding they had high hopes from the new government, and expected that the CM would recognise her achievements. One arrested for sacrilege at gurdwara Tribune news service Jalandhar, January10 A case of sacrilege was reported at Hamiri Khera Fatehpur village of Jalandhar on Monday. The police said Jaswinder Singh, a resident of the village, entered the gurdwara at 6:30 am and disrespected Guru Granth Sahib by taking away the shastars (weapons) that were kept in front of the ‘bir’. Police officials said the man took away the shastars and threw them here and there on the gurdwara premises and outside. Sub-Inspector Ranjit Singh, chowki incharge of Fatehpur village, said the incident took place at Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Hamiri Khera, Fatehpur. He said at the time of the incident, three to four persons, including gurudwara granthi, were present, who rounded up the man and informed the police immediately. He said the man was arrested from the gurdwara and a case under Section 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) of the Indian Penal Code had been registered against him and further investigation in the case was underway. MC driver, who had shot woman dead, succumbs to injuries Hoshiarpur, January 10 Having gunned down a woman with a revolver at Purhiran village on Phagwara road on Monday, the accused, Manpreet, alias Money, too, succumbed to his injuries this morning. Money had shot at himself too after killing 28-year-old Amarpreet Kaur in her house last evening. Working as a driver with the Municipal Corporation on a contract basis, he had gone to her place and shot her in the head, killing her on the spot. He had fired a shot at himself too with his revolver but had survived and was taken to a private hospital for treatment. He had also been booked under Section 302 of the IPC last evening. Model Town SHO Har Prem Singh said the accused had himself passed away this morning. “We could not even record his statement and hence the reason for the extreme step could not be known,” he said. While Money was reportedly married, Amanpreet Amanpreet Kaur & Manpreet was still unmarried. “She was taking IELTS coaching to join her brother in Canada, said her wailing mother Darshan Kaur. Her father Sukhwinder Singh is an auto driver here. — TNS PCS officer Narinder Singh Dhaliwal, who was posted as Regional Transport Authority (RTA) in Ludhiana was arrested on Friday by the Vigilance Bureau for allegedly taking bribe from transporters for sparing them challans, the bureau had said. The PCS Officers’ Association said the future course of action would depend on a review of the situation on January 14. Rahul to start yatra in Doaba from Jan 14 Jalandhar, January 10 Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will start his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Doaba entering via Phillaur on January 14. Congress MLA Phillaur Vikramjit Chaudhary said that Gandhi would reach Phillaur on the night of January 13, and start his yatra from 6 am the following morning. He would be covering 4 km on foot in one hour, taking small breaks in between. The yatra is expected to reach Goraya by 10 am. After some gap, he will be walking again towards Phagwara, where he would stay for the night at the Konika Resorts. On January 15, Gandhi will be starting for Jalandhar. His yatra is expected to pass through at least eight intersec- Congress leaders and workers gear up for the visit of Rahul Gandhi in Doaba. TRIBUNE PHOTO tions in the city areas, including the PAP Chowk, the BSF Chowk, the Ladowali Road, the PNB Chowk, the Madan Flour Mill Chowk, the Domo- ria Bridge, the Kishanpura Chowk, the Doaba Chowk and the Pathankot bypass Chowk. His and his team’s refreshment has been scheduled in between at Khalsa College. A booking has been done at the Avtar Residency in Adampur for his night stay. Adampur legislator Sukhwinder Kotli c m y b would be taking care of that. Then on his yatra, he would proceed towards Dasuya and Mukerian, and then ahead towards Pathankot. Nearly 1,500-2,000 team members of the yatra who have been going with Rahul are expected to accompany him in Jalandhar. They are reportedly carrying their food and just that the local coordinators would be making some arrangements for them. Congress leader Dr Raj Kumar Chabbewal, who is the in-charge of the rally, through this area, said that there would be several surprise elements en route. “The Punjab leaders and workers will join him in large numbers,” he said. (From left) Rushil Gupta, Raghav Mohinder Sally and Ritik Chopra flash the victory sign after clearing their ICAI CA final examination in Jalandhar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO City students clear CA final Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 10 Scores of students from the city have cleared their final examination for chartered accountants conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Ritik Chopra has cleared the examination with 519 marks. Son of CA Jagdish Pal Gupta, Rushil Gupta has obtained 486 marks. Raghav Mohinder Sally from the city has also cleared the OVERALL PASS PERCENTAGE 11.09 ■ In the ICAI CA final result, only 13,969 out of 65,291 Group A students have been declared pass, where as in Group B, 12,053 out of 64,775 students have cleared the exam. ■ The overall pass percentage of both ICAI CA Final Group A and Group B stands at 11.09 examination with 404 marks. His proud father Rajinder Sally said it was a proud feeling for him to see his son clear the examination in his first attempt. Interestingly, the overall pass percentage of both ICAI CA Final Group A and Group B stands at 11.09. The boys are reportedly attending the grand finale of CA Students National Talent being organised by the Students Skill Enrichment Board in Visakhapatnam, where they have won the third prize.
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